Cell Operator (Current Employee) – Plaquemine, LA – June 11, 2018
With the buyout Olin performed, taking a lot of Dow's chlorine production, they guaranteed their spot as a global leader in 4- 5 markets. A company with that current standing however, should back up their title by compensating their employees(the people who are the boots on the ground.)
Instead, the leadership at the Plaquemine site continue to say that if we are asked by someone why they should come to work for Olin, we are told to tell them "our story." Maybe the engineers can't wrap their troubleshooting minds around why there is such a high turnover rate, but if you look at the other plants along this area of the Mississippi River, they don't give you a "story", they give their employees better pay and much better benefits (including career development plans).
Years of poor management have allowed some rotten and un-caring people to become established in leadership roles. They do not show interest or care about the future of their employees.
All of this has been brought to leadership and nothing seems to have been worked on going on 3 years now. If things don't start improving they will find themselves yet another operator short. Although, as they have previously told operations who have years of experience here, "There are hundreds of people who will gladly take y'alls jobs."
All of that being said, I believe at the right site this company would be good to work for. Speaking to people at our sister site, across the river in St. Gabriel, they have a much better culture, better pay for work performed, and a more developed path for personal and professional development.
Easy day to day operations, easy rounds, you get to meet a lot of new and different people due to high turnover
Micro-managing supervisors, base salary 401k match (not gross like many of our competitors), difficult training system at our site (apparently other sites arent like this), called out after your shift has ended, called out on the weekends, no solid developement plan at our site
This was a great company to work for. I was allowed to manage my departments independently. there was opportunity for advanced . I was promoted 4 time. and relocated to three locations. thew work culture was excellent.
Human Resources Supervisor (Former Employee) – Lake Charles, LA, East Alton IL, – March 18, 2018
There was a high level of company pride when I worked there in the 90's. The upper management was professional, in control of the company and appreciative of all employee efforts. The company was spread out over a large area and different work area could offer very different experiences. I liked the in house cafeteria and the company reward system. It was difficult to get a job there, but not difficult to stay there long term.
team efforts, company price, paid well, kind company
Business Finance Manager (Current Employee) – Midland, MI – March 5, 2018
Good place to work. Management seemed to be OK except for my supervisor who all that worked for him, despised him. Management was made aware of his deficiencies by many, but shoes to take no actions. Almost all his direct reports transferred or quit. He did not pay me in accordance with our original agreements.
PrProfessional enviorment U.S. Military, U.S. Secret Service, Olin Corp.
Security Consultant and Security Director (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – March 1, 2018
When leaving the U.S. Secret Service I became Security Director and Security Consultant at Olin Corp. My duties and responsibilities included interaction with the CEO, President , Chairman and their families, in addition to security responsibilities world wide. My career with the U .S. Military, Five U.S. Presidents, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush 41, Olin Corporate executives personal families and homes, international travel. Mt work experience has been and is exceptional.
Logistics QA Coordinator/ Chemical Operator (Former Employee) – McIntosh, AL – January 25, 2018
not the best place to have a career. The staff is cut throat, the facility is dangerous and has many safety hazards all in the plant. Management just keeps putting off repairs and keeping the plant at full steam ahead without thinking of safety of the employees.
Lab Process Coordinator (Current Employee) – Roberta, GA – December 28, 2017
Olin is a great company to be a part of and it has excellent fundamentals that it tries to instill in its work culture. Safety is a priority in the manufacturing sector, and that is what is most important at the end of the day.